Multiplication and division are challenging subjects to second, third, and fourth graders. They have a lot of facts to memorize, and some children will struggle to understand the concepts. You can use different strategies outlined in this post (from concrete to abstract) to make multiplication and division fun rather than a drudgery. As a homeschool parent, you can pick and choose which multiplication or division strategy works best for your elementary-age child.
Search Results for: manipulatives
Are you a kinesthetic learner or teaching a kinesthetic learner? If your child prefers the kinesthetic learning style, then teaching with kinesthetic learning strategies may improve your child’s comprehension. Even if kinesthetic learning isn’t a preference, some activities for the kinesthetic learning style can help you improve as a learner or as an educator. As you explore kinesthetic learning, look for ways you can use these characteristics and activities to improve your learning or teaching strategies.
Shopping for the best homeschool curriculum can be a lot like shopping for a computer or even a car. You need your curriculum to fit your family’s needs and wants, especially if you’re looking for a Christian homeschool curriculum to support you in leading and discipling your children. Homeschool curriculums differ in their packaging and presentation, and it can be difficult to know what to look for with so many options. We’ll help you explore some popular curriculum choices, what they can offer your family, and how to choose the best curriculum for different grade, subjects, and learning abilities.
For a visual learner, a picture is worth ten-thousand words. Visual learners, or spatial learners, prefer to learn by seeing. The visual learning style is the first of Neil Fleming’s original VARK model, which includes visual, auditory, read/write, and kinesthetic learning types. We’ll give you several strategies to help visual learners make the most of their preferred learning style. Using visual aids in the classroom can benefit all students because every brain processes images faster than text and tends to store them as long-term memories. So all students can benefit from the promotion of a multisensory educational experience at home or in the classroom.
As a homeschool parent or teacher, you may be wondering how to create a positive learning environment for your students. Take a moment to think back on your childhood educational experience and recall your favorite teacher or what you loved about being a homeschool student. Why was he or she was your favorite? Was it their tough but fair grading? An inviting learning environment full of well-organized materials? Or was it simply that you knew the teacher cared about you and your success? It can be difficult to understand exactly what about your favorite teacher or homeschool experience appealed to you, but ultimately, the positive learning environment he or she created made your experience enjoyable. We’ll help you understand what a positive learning environment is and give you tips on how to make your classroom or homeschool an effective place for learning.